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- Typed letter filling one side of a cream-colored 10-1/2 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide sheet of State of Michigan / Office of the Governor letterhead. Signed "George Romney" There is a short tear to the right edge of the letter at the fold with light creasing along the right edge. Folded twice for mailing. Good. Romney writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern: "I want you to know how pleased we are in Michigan with the results of the congressional elections throughout the country --as well as the state elections. We are now truly the Party of Promise. / I am particularly happy about your re-election victory...." George W. Romney [1907-1995] was Chairman and President of the American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962 and served as 43rd Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. He was United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.
Title: TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY GOVERNOR GEORGE W. ROMNEY CONGRATULATING CONGRESSMAN SEYMOUR HALPERN ON HIS REELECTION.
Publisher: Lansing, MI: December 20, 1966.: 1966.
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